Graduate Entry Pathway

The Graduate Entry Pathway (GEP) is for individuals with a bachelor’s degree in a field other than nursing, leading first to Registered Nurse (RN) licensurethen to Doctor of Nursing Practice.

Plans of Study: 

  • GEP to Doctor of Nursing Practice Options for APNs
    • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP)
    • Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) 
    • Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) 
  •  GEP to PhD Track Option
    • The purpose of the GEP to PhD Track is to accelerate the research careers of nurse scientists with an opportunity to complete the PhD in Nursing in a period of five to six years. Graduates receive a PhD in Nursing degree. 

 Specialty options for matriculated GEP students and non matriculated RNs

Frequently Asked Questions:  

GEP to DNP    
GEP to PhD

What is nursing?   What is a nurse practitioner?

RN NCLEX Pass Rates :   


MA NCLEX Pass Rate



83.61 %

89.29 %


80.83 %

90 %


82.82 %

100 %


90.50 %

96.88 %


88.24 %

100 %

Program Fact Sheets:
*GEP to Doctor of Nursing Practice

Application Deadline - December 1st

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